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Heather K.

51 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered

Heather's Resident Pets

Mixed Breed
9 yr 2 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents

Heather's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old, 13-18 years old)
Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Heather

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I grew up on a farm always surrounded by dogs, cats, and many other animals. When I first left my dog Ranger in a kennel I was heartbroken by the look on his face. I started using Dog Vacay and knew that I wanted to offer my home to dogs so that they wouldn't have to spend all day alone.

The downstairs of my home has all wood floors and the upstairs is laminate. I am able to separate dogs if they don't get along with a baby gate on the stairs.

Two meals a day plus treats as specified by owner. I serve Rachel Ray's Nutrish. If you prefer something else please bring it with you. Two 30 minute walks per day plus play time outside when the weather permits and playtime inside when it doesn't. I am a stay at home homeschooling mom so there is no need to worry about your dog being alone. Our family also has a cat named Ruby. She loves to snuggle but leaves our dog Ranger well alone. We are military family and understand that dogs are people too!

Please contact me for information on extended stays or multiple dog discounts. Return pups will also receive a discount.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Heather K.

51 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Heather's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Heather's Home
$18 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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51 Reviews
Dealing with Heather was great. She took my dog Andy and treated him like a member of her family. It made us feel great that Andy was safe in a good home. I
I was so happy to have my precious Morky taken care of by Heather. She took her with only about a week's notice. I had never left my dog (since I adopted her 4yrs. ago) and I felt very comfortable leaving her with Heather. I will definitely use her services again.
Nice people
Just like home. The puppies love Heather's home
Heather was amazing! She was understanding of my schedule and also easy to communicate with. My pup was so happy!
Our Brittany stayed with Heather for the weekend. Both Heather and her husband were really nice and very flexible. They let us drop Shane off a little early. They have a lovely home, a cute dog, ranger and children which I considered a plus- more people to play with our dog. Thanks Heather!
Maggie loves staying with Heather.
I was very pleased with the way that Heather and her daughters cared for Murphy. He was happy to stay and didn't look back at us when my husband and I dropped him off. He was happy when we picked him up too! That is what is important to me...that he enjoys the people that he stays with and seems well cared for.
Our dog was happy and well cared for when we picked him up. His sitting family was very caring, and was very attentive to his needs.
My dog stayed for 2 nights and 3 days. No complain about the stay. I would visit again.
Heather was there at the scheduled time, and Wes was ready when we picked him up. While happy to see us, Wes seemed to enjoy staying get with Heather, Ranger, and the rest of the family. We would use her again.
Heather and her girls were amazing with my senior dogs. They were very comfortable in the new environment and well taken care of. I already booked their next stay!
Our mini-Schnauzer spent the day with Heather and her daughters, while we were visiting family in the area. Jaxon evidently felt welcome, because he pranced into her house without even looking back. Thank you, Heather!
Heather was amazing! She sent me pictures of my boy playing and text me as well. He was so happy and excited when I arrived to pick him up. I highly recommended her!
Appreciated the quick response, and puppy had a great stay. Thanks!
Maggie had a great time! Thanks Heather.
We and our pups love Heather!!!!
Heather and her daughter were great!
Heather and her family were great with my two beagles for the three days they went to daycare there. I thought they may have had more fun than we did on vacation. She kept me posted with pictures of them too. I will definitely use Heather again when we are in the Williamsburg area. I think the dogs will love it too.
We couldn't have been happier with this, our first experience using DogVacay. Heather and her family were awesome and our dog was in great hands. We wouldn't hesitate to board her with them again!
Fine; thanks.
Ollie had a fabulous time with Heather and her lovely family. She was his first ever dog sitter and he has now stayed with her multiple times. She sent regular pics and he was actually reluctant to leave her house! Thanks, Heather!
After meeting her and her family, I felt very comfortable leaving our dogs with Heather. She was very accommodating when I requested a change to the time we dropped the dogs off. She sent pictures of them during the time they were with her,which reassured me they were happy and well taken care of.
Heather AND her children AND their dog were all great care givers to our Australian Terrier, Toby. She sent us pictures during the week and we were totally satisfied with the job they all did. We will be sure to use her again when in the area.
Wonderful home.
Heather is very nice and accommodating. Very easy to work with. I felt the dog was safe in her and her family's hands. Scheduling pick up was a snap and communications with her were very good.

The house is a bit unkempt and the family has a dog and a cat which was fine for Odin since they call got along.

Odin did come back a little less "fresh smelling" than when I dropped him - probably due to horse play with the other dog and perhaps access to cat litter or what have you.

One of the other animals chewed a hole in Odin's feed and ate some of it which was not very appreciated. More attention to controlling their environment would be an improvement.

Heather reported that Odin walked with the leash in his mouth which is something he will try with a handler who is not in charge. This can cause damage to the leash and can cause unsafe situations to arise if the leash should break near traffic.

Overall, I'd say, acceptable but not stellar.
This was my first use of DogVacay, so I was a bit nervous. I did not need to worry, Heather was great! She was very easy going and comfortable to be around, and flexible with my schedule. It was no problem to stop by for daily visits. Although I sadly just recently lost one of my dogs to cancer and just ended up bringing one to stay with Heather, she made my typically nervous chihuahua feel right at home and I was very comfortable leaving him there. I will definitely be calling on Heather again if I am in that area!
Heather provided a great home environment for our dogs. She made everything very easy! We will bring our dogs to her again.
Truly pawsome experience from start to finish! It was our first time trying dogvacay and Heather was great at answering questions. I felt totally comfortable with our dog, Rufus, staying with her family and knew he would be loved and well cared for. Heather is amazing to work with! She was always quick to respond, offered thorough communication, was incredibly flexible, was sensitive to our dog and kept us up to date on how he was doing. We would without hesitation reserve more vacation time for Rufus with Heather! Thanks so much for a great experience!!
Wonderful! Quick and easy communication leading up to and during my trip. I felt that my dog was loved and cared for! Would definitely use again and recommend!
Fantastic, Heather took care of my puppies just as there were her own. They came back happy. I was happy that they had a place to be when I was gone.
Heather is a wonderful host and my dog, Cody loved staying stay at Heather's house. Thank you for the great stay!
Boss and Lady LOVED their visit with Heather and her family. We received several pictures during their stay. I will definitely trust Heather with my pups during our next trip!
Boss and Lady LOVED their visit with Heather and her family. We received several pictures during their stay. I will definitely trust Heather with my pups during our next trip!
My two girls were happy staying with Heather and her family.
I visited with them a few times during my stay. Though they were happy to see me, both were easy to leave me and enter their vacation home for the week.
I really favor the DogVacay concept. It is so comforting when your children are nearby, and not left at home in a kennel or at home. Another place, another time, I would definitely do it again!!
My puppy Dallas had a great time with Heather and her family! Thank you so much for taking us in even though we didn't give you much notice! We really appreciate you taking care of our dog! I will definitely call Heather again when we are in town (Williamsburg/Busch Gardens) again!
We will definitely let Max and Sally stay with her again
Heather and her daughters were great with my pup. She sent me photos of her the entire time we were away. Couldn't ask for a better place to bring Gia!
Heather and her daughters were great with my pup. She sent me photos of her the entire time we were away. Couldn't ask for a better place to bring Gia!
We are so glad we found Heather and her family. It was so nice to see pics each day of our little ones. And it was nice to pick them up for a day and spend time with them while we were on vacation. It gave us peace of mind also knowing they were in a home and not in a kennel. The daughters were very nice and helpful also.
Heather and her daughters were so sweet and took great care of our dogs: Jackson and Waylon. She is flexible with pick up and drop off times which is wonderful. They are dog lovers and their dog Ranger was adorable and friendly. They took the dogs on walks daily, our dogs played with the other dogs there and they were tired when we picked them up and excited to go back to her house the next day! What more can you ask for? She kept us up to date by sending us pictures daily. She was also quick to respond by text or phone call or online. Her rates are unbeatable for the quality of service she provides! We plan to bring our dogs to Heather whenever we visit Williamsburg!
Heather and her daughter are outstanding!! Laid back and friendly family who welcomed my dog Blue with open arms. Heather sent pictures often and Blue had an incredible time! I would and have recommended Heather to others in the Williamsburg area. Fantastic!!
Heather was amazing! I felt very comfortable dropping my girls off with her. She gave great updates and I never worried! I would use her again and recommend anyone else to her too.
Murphy had a great time staying with Heather and her family. He only stayed with her one night, but she sent me pictures of him and provided great communication so I knew he was in good hands. No doubt I will be contacting her again whenever Murphy needs a place to stay. :)
Completely excellent. No complaints. Thanks Heather.
Thank you Heather for providing such a wonderful home for our dog while we were on vacation! Our dog was happy and well cared for. Highly recommended!
Heather and her girls were very good with our 9 month old puppy. They love animals. Ranger is a sweetie. We picked up our dog for a day with us in Colonial Williamsburg and when we returned him, he was very comfortable with Heather and us leaving him which is normally not the case. Thank you Heather for taking good care of Comet while we were able to enjoy the area.
My puppy had a great experience with Heather. She uploaded pictures of him during his stay to assure me he was having a great time. As soon as he got in the car he fell asleep and slept the rest of the day. I would definitely recommend her for anyone looking to board their dog in the area!
Heather's service was outstanding! She was very responsive. She provided us updates of our dog in daily basis. You can tell that she loves dogs and we were very satisfied! Thank you Heather. You made our stay unforgettable! We will use your services again per sure!
Our dogs loved staying here! One of our dogs has a hard time warming up to new people but she warmed up to Heather right away.
Their dog was also amazing and became good friends with ours fast.
I would definitely recommend anyone to have your pets taken care of here.
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